THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS to Play at Rice University, 11/14-22

By: Sep. 24, 2014
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Disguised lovers, tricky servants, and well-meaning parents cross and double-cross one another in Carlo Goldoni's 18th century slapstick filled, comic gem. The characters' search for a happy ending depends entirely on the wily servant Truffaldino, who is constantly on the lookout for a decent meal. Truffaldino's attempt to double his wages by being the servant to two masters unravels with delicious mayhem.

Director Christina Keefe is Professor in the Practice and the Director of the Theatre Program at Rice University. Recent directing credits include "Bound" for the Houston Grand Opera's East + West Series and Rice University's outdoor production of a "Midsummer Night's Dream". Movement Director Leraldo Anzaldua has worked extensively as fight director with the Houston Grand Opera, most recently for "Carmen", "Rigoletto" and "The Passenger". He has also worked with Houston Shakespeare Festival as an actor in "Othello", "Taming of the Shrew" and more recently as Hotspur in "Henry IV, Part I". The Rice Theatre Program was recently awarded the Houston Press 2014 Theater Award for Best College Season.

Mark Krouskop, Lecturer and Production Manager of the Rice Theatre Program, who recently designed the magical set for Rice's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and the slums for "Little Shop of Horrors", will be the set designer for "Servant of Two Masters". Mr. Krouskop has done set design for Houston Shakespeare Festival's productions of "A Comedy of Errors" and "Hamlet". Costume designer Clair Hummel designed for the world premieres of "River of Light" for HGOco and "Rapunzel" for HGO To Go! Ms. Hummels's work was last seen at Rice for "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

Performances are November 14-15th at 8:00pm, November 16th at 3:00pm, and November 20-22nd at 8:00pm. Tickets: Students $5, Rice Alumni, Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens $8, General Admission $10, and Groups of 10+ $5. Performances are at Hamman Hall. Tickets are available in advance by calling 713-348-PLAY. For more information on the performances, or to inquire about group rates, visit www.arts.rice.edu. For parking information, visit parking.rice.edu.



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